Jessie Wurz, 85, of Miller, S.D., and formerly of Doland, S.D., died Saturday, April 17,
2004 at Prairie Good Samaritan Center in Miller.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 20 at the Church of the
Nazarene in Miller with the Rev. Mahlon Richardson officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer
Cemetery near Doland. Casketbearers were her family. Honorary casketbearers were
her nieces and nephews. Reck Funeral Home, Miller, was in charge of arrangements.
Jessie Walter was born May 29, 1918 at rural Bridgewater, S.D., to Joshua F.B. and
Anna (Gross) Walter.
On September 11, 1937, she married David Wurz and they moved to a farm near Doland. This union was blessed with one son.
In August 1939, Jessie and David were baptized by Rev. J.M. Tschetter at the James River. They joined the Ebenezer Church where Jessie remained an active member until 1991 when she moved to Miller and joined the Nazarene Church.
In 1968 she went to work at the Fairfield Potato Factory in Clark, S.D., after David's
death. In 1974 she went to work for Hofer Construction and Grain Elevator where she did
the book work. In 1976 she moved to live with her sister-in-law and brother-in-law,
helping care for her brother-in-law Joe after he had a stroke. After Joe died, she stayed
with her sister-in-law, Emma, in Doland.
Jessie and Emma moved to Redfield in 1982 where they lived until Emma died in 1990.
Jessie then moved to Miller to be closer to her family.
Survivors include a son, Delano (Carol) Wurz of Miller; a granddaughter, Tammy (John)
Barnes of Miller; four great-grandchildren, Brett, Jaclyn, Jessica and Bryan Barnes; two
sisters-in-law, Blanch Walter of Huron and Mary Walter of Bridgewater; and many nieces
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; five brothers, Joshua, Paul,
Frank, Andrew and an infant brother; four sisters, Katie Hofer, Rebecca Hofer, Susie
Walter and Anna Waldner; a niece, Margaret Walter; three nephews, Alvin Hofer, Delvin
Hofer and Marvin Waldner.
Jessie Walter Wurz
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